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Sager, Henry
June 8, Atchison County, Missouri
Source: The following records were published in the "Weekly Missouri Sentinel," published at Columbia, Missouri, issue of December 30, 1852:"Deaths on the Plains this Season""Missouri Pioneers, County and Genealogical Records," Volume 2,compiled and published by Mrs. Nadine Hodges, Mrs. John Vineyard, and Mrs. Howard Woodruff, 1968; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team

Obituary of John Parker Smith
John Parker Smith was born near Tarkio, Missouri, October 17, 1860 and parted this life at his home north of Kearney, Nebraska, October 16, 1937 at the age of 77 years.
He came with his father to Thayer county, Nebraska in 1880, and in 1908 he moved with his family to Kearney, Nebraska.
In 1895 he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Boyd. To this union were born seven children, one passing away in infancy.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, and six children: Ellis Smith and Elsie Cornell of Crows Landing, California; Lila Vest, of Riverdale, Nebr.; Eliza Stephens of Elm Creek, Nebraska; and Andrew and Jacob at home.  Also seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Schroder of Riverside, California; two nieces; four nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
When a young man he united with the Methodist church at Hubbell, Nebraska.  He was a kind and loving husband and father.

       A precious one from us has gone..
        A voice we loved is stilled;
        A place is vacant in our home..
           Which never can be filled.

         God in his wisdom has recalled,
          And though the body slumbers here,
          The soul is safe in Heaven."

  "Card of thanks.
 We with to thank Rev. Dinsdale, the singer, neighbors and friends, for their comforting words, songs, and beautiful flowers, and the kindness and help during our recent sorrow.  Signed:  The Family"
Note:  his daughter "Lila" was Delila Ann Smith, the only grandchild named for Delilah Robertson Smith. John is buried in Riverdale Cemetery, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
unknown paper, October 1937 Contributed by: Sara Hemp

W. E. Smith
     "Death of W. E. Smith After a Long Illness
      Following an illness of several years, which for the past three months had almost continuously confined him to his bed, W. E. Smith died at his home, 522 West Third street, at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, of cancer of the liver.
      Born at Rockport, Atchison county, MO, July 7, 1866, he was aged 60 years, two months and 29 days.  With his father he moved to Hubbell, Thayer county, Nebraska, in 1880.  In 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie A. Luce, and to this union was born a son, Leonard A. Smith.  Later Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Grand Island and, for a number of years, Mr. Smith was in the employ of The Augustine company, ill health having compelled him to resign his position.  Mr. Smith united with the Presbyterian church at Hubbell in 1907.  He was a charter member of Grand Island lodge No. 318, A. F. & A.M. throughout his illness he was a patient sufferer and had ever a cheery word for all who called to see him.
      Besides his widow and son, he is survived by two grandchildren, his father, one brother, and two sisters.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Glen Rice officiating. A brief service for the family, will be held at the home at 2 p.m.  The Masonic lodge will conduct its ritualistic work at the grave.  Burial will be in the Grand Island cemetery."

FUNERAL CARD:  "In Loving Remembrance of
                      W. E. Smith
                   Died Nov. 3, 1926
                 Gone but not forgotten
             A precious one from us had gone
               A voice we loved is stilled
              A place is vacant in our home
                Which never can be filled
             God in His wisdom has recalled
              The boon his love had given,
            And though the body slumbers here
              The soul is safe in Heaven."
 (NE; Grand Island; p. 8. Contributed by: Sara Hemp)


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